Custom Mouthguards in Bayside, NY
Protect your teeth with a custom-made mouthguard
Corbin Dental in Bayside, NY offers custom-made mouthguards to patients who participate in contact sports. We personalize them to fit perfectly in your mouth! Experience superior protection for your teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, lips, and face; especially when compared to the store-bought kind.
A mouthguard is a device that protects the teeth and gums from injury during contact sports. A custom-fit mouthguard is an option that many professional athletes are turning to. Custom-made mouthguards are better than store-bought mouthguards because we customize them to the individual’s teeth. This means that they are less likely to come off during play, which could lead to dental injuries.
What Type of Mouthguard Do I Need?
Many dentist offices offer several different types of mouthguards. Each one protects your teeth, however they do not all work the same way. Different activities will require a special custom mouth guards for that particular activity.
A mouthguard to protect your teeth while participating in sports…
Most clubs require a sports mouthguard to participate in football, basketball, lacrosse, and many more sports. However, you can choose to wear one for other sports such as soccer, tennis, and gymnastics. The sports mouthguard’s design protects the teeth and soft tissues from blows to the face. Do you fall hard, get hit with an arm or stick in the face, or collide with other players? The best protection for your teeth is a custom-made sports mouthguard, no matter the accident.
Our dentist office makes mouthguards one at a time. They drastically reduce your chances of suffering from a dental emergency. A dental emergency can be traumatizing from all the blood, very costly, and of course, painful.
A Word Of Caution
While sports mouthguards are a necessary piece of equipment when playing sports, you should not use them for any other purposes. It will not protect the teeth if the patient suffers from bruxism (teeth grinding). It is also not the same type of mouthpiece people use to treat sleep apnea.
But What About Over-the-counter Mouthguards?
Drugstore mouthguards do not offer the same level of protection since they are not specifically for your mouth. Over-the-counter mouthguards can cause other problems for you as well. Since you have to clench your mouth to keep them in, this can lead to pain and tension throughout the face. This can lead to TMJ disorders, where the function of your jaw joint is compromised. Personalized mouthguards are able to stay in your mouth without having to clench the jaw.
Other benefits of personal mouthguards include the ability to talk when it’s in. Team communication can be extremely important for your sport. This ensures that you’re able to talk to your teammates when you need to the most. You can also take quicker water breaks in between play periods. The better they fit, the more pleasant your playing experience will be.
Creating a Custom Mouthguard
The process to create your custom mouthguard is simple and will only require two visits to our Bayside, NY dentist office. The dentist will evaluate your teeth to make sure there are no issues with your oral health and that a mouthguard will work for you. If you require dental work, such as a tooth filling or dental crown, we will complete that first. Then we will take dental impressions and molds of your mouth. After we take impressions of your teeth, we will ship them to a dental laboratory to fabricate them.
It can take up to two weeks to complete and ship to our office. It typically takes about three to four weeks for us to receive it. At the next visit, we will try it on to make sure it fits correctly. Patients can then take their new mouthguard home and relax knowing their teeth are safe during play.
Get A Custom Sports Mouthguard in Bayside Today
Call today to schedule your appointment at our Bayside, NY dentist office. Our sports dentistry service offers superior protection for your teeth.